Workshops are offered throughout the fall and spring semesters. Orientation to Career Services: An overview is presented of the Career Services office. Explore Your Career: Topics include: "What can I do with a degree in ..... ?" where information will be provided to assist freshman students with choosing the right major and lay a framework to establish a sound career plan. Portfolio Preparation (Resumes, Cover letters and Thank You Letters): Designed to help you draft a resume for employment, volunteer opportunities and internships. A good how-to workshop for creating a professional portfolio which includes quality resume, cover letter, thank you letter, and reference list page. How to Handle Conflict in the Workplace: Designed to help you effectively deal with conflict in the workplace. Students will discuss the causes of workplace conflict and learn the steps in the conflict resolution process. Social Media/LinkedIn: Students will discuss social media in relation to finding employment. Students will learn how to develop a professional online presence using LinkedIn. Topics include: background checks, privacy and networking. Interviewing Techniques: Students will be prepared for what to expect on an interview and what is expected of them. Managing and preventing anxiety on the interview will be discussed as well as appropriate responses to illegal and hard to answer questions. 11 Reasons Why I Will Never Hire You? Designed to give students the top reasons why employers won't hire a particular candidate. Topics include: Ineffective Resume, Interview Mistakes and Social Media. You Got the Job, Now What? Can you Keep it? Students will be introduced to a variety of qualities and characteristics that employers want to see in their staff once hired. Students will discuss soft-skills that will ensure success on the job. Non-Traditional Careers: Non-traditional careers are fields in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in each such occupation. Students will discover examples of non-traditional careers and the benefits. Mock Interviews: To prepare for the interview you may schedule an individual mock interview appointment with the Director of Career Services. Videotaped mock interviews may also be scheduled. The Job Search: To discuss job search techniques and tips for maximizing time and resources to land the job. Students will learn how to conduct an interactive job search by researching and establishing links to employers and forwarding your portfolio electronically via e-mail. Negotiation Skills: You just received that job offer and the salary isn’t exactly what you hoped for. But starting salaries depend on a number of factors. Learn how to research and prepare for a salary negotiation. Job Fair Preparation: Informational and instructional session on what to expect and how to put a best foot forward and get results! Professional etiquette and employer expectations are discussed.